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Percy Harvin “No Worse For Wear” & Sidney Rice Getting Closer

November 9, 2010

Vikings head coach Brad Childress conducted his weekly press conference on Monday after defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-24 in a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback Sunday in Minneapolis. Brett Favre and the Vikings’ wide receivers found their form late in the game and rallied the team back from 14 points down with under four minutes to play. After tying the game in the fourth-quarter, kicker Ryan Longwell booted the game winner in overtime.

A big part of that late offensive explosion on Sunday was wide receiver Percy Harvin. Despite entering the game with a sprained ankle, Harvin managed to haul in 9 passes for 126 yards. At times during the game, Harvin appeared to be favoring his injured ankle, but he managed to play through the pain.

On Monday, Childress told reporters that Harvin’s ankle was “no worse for wear” and the ankle will continue to be sore this week.

Childress also told reporters that wide receiver Sidney Rice is getting closer to returning. “He’s had some good practices,” Childress said. “It’s one thing to practice…it’s another thing when you’re going to get tackled to the ground.”

There is an outside chance of Rice suiting up against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but the more likely scenario puts Rice back on the field against the Green Bay Packers in week 11.

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